Our working drawings include the following..
We use AutoCAD to produce our working drawings. This allows us to be 100% accurate on our dimensions as well as coordinate all drawings with the highest level of precision. Below are examples of what comes in each working drawing set...
Floor Plans -
For each level we include... a 1/4"=1'-0" scale floor plan indicating frame walls and masonry with dimensions, notes, door and window sizes, room names and floor finishes, cabinet, shelving, fixture locations and notes, ceiling conditions, electrical/lighting fixtures and switches.
Exterior Elevations -
We include... Front Elevation at 1/4"=1'-0", side and rear elevations at 1/8"=1'-0", plate heights, roof overhangs, material/surface notes, window heights, roof pitches, material hatching for clarity, floor to floor dimensions and any other detail we feel is necessary to explain the construction.
Cabinet elevations at 3/8"=1'-0", showing cabinets, appliance locations, plumbing fixtures, shelving, counter/backsplash surface, cabinet material and finish, niche details and any other special situation that cannot be understood from the plan view. Building Sections are included only when there is no other way to indicate the spatial characteristics of the home. This information is quite often indicated well enough on the elevations and plans.
Foundation Plans -
We offer a choice of three types of foundations, full basement, crawlspace, and slab foundations. Each comes fully dimensioned, and noted indicating wall composition and thickness, construction detail references to our detail page, beam, pier and column locations and sizes, stair locations for basements, reinforcing steel sizes and step downs in monolithic slabs and ventilation grilles for crawlspaces.
Framing Plans -
For each level we include... a 1/8"=1'-0" scale plan indicating rafter, ceiling and floor joists locations, sizes and spacing as well as lumber grade specified, additional bracing and blocking.
For each foundation type we include... 3/4"=1'-0" scale details indicating material composition, size and critical dimensions for construction of the primary foundation.
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All home plans are based on the following design assumptions: 8 foot basement ceiling height, 9 foot first floor ceiling height, 8 foot second floor ceiling height (if used), gable roof; 2 dormers, average roof pitch is 12:12, 1 to 2 covered porches, porch construction on foundations.
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Previous Q & A
Previous Questions and Answers
Q:looking at this plan and wondering if taking the second bedroom out and used to increase size of master bedroom, bath and closet could be done? also what is size of ceiling heights in all rooms?
A:That could certainly be done.
12’ – Family, Dining, Foyer, Kitchen, BR2
10’ - BR3, Utility, PDR, Master Bath and WIC.
12’ vaulted to 14’-6” – Master Ste
Date Posted: 11-Oct-17
Q:Does the 3 car garage option have a 2nd floor loft? Is the exterior calling for stone or just stone veneer?
A:There is no loft included in our plan, but there is room to have a space about 12’ wide x the length of the garage.
We indicate stone “veneer” over a 2x4 stud wall with a 1” air space between, but it is designed as a 4” thk veneer (self supporting – not sutructural) that needs metal ties to the stud wall for stability.
Date Posted: 19-Apr-17
Q:What would be the minimum acreage requirements be for this home/2 car garage based on a slab foundation?
A:I don’t have any info on acreage/area requirements. I can tell you the total width of the house is 98’-6” wide and the slab area is 3225 SF.
Date Posted: 28-Nov-16
Q:With only the first floor. How high are the ceilings? Are the upper level windows only decoration or will bring light to the 1st level?
A:10’-12’ on the first floor. Dormers are into attic/bonus areas only.
Date Posted: 01-Jun-15
Q:Can you verify width/depth of this plan?
A:Width including garage = 92’-0”
Width without garage = 47’-11”
Depth = 58’-7 1/2”
Date Posted: 31-Jul-14
Q:is it possible for this plan to have a walk out?
A:We have a walkout designed for the rear of the basement, but no interior walls are shown, just doors and windows which match the main level.
Date Posted: 08-Jul-14
Q:In the bonus room on the left, what is the kneewall height and regular ceiling height?
A:The knee wall in front is 3’-6” tall slopes up to as much as a 12’ clg.
Date Posted: 21-May-14
Q:I love this house plan. Do you have actual photos of this house built? Thank you so much. Nikki Whitehead
A:Unfortunately, not yet.
Date Posted: 13-May-14
Q:what is the color scheme of this house ? and what type siding and trim are used?
A:The colors are merely generated by a color palette in our rendering software. The materials I would recommend are Hardi-shake and Hardi-trim.
Date Posted: 28-Apr-14
Q:Thank for your answer. One other thing I asked was - what is the width of the stairs to the bonus and to the basement?
We are trying to get a feel for the inside since there is no picture available. Is it possible to put railings on both sides of the stairs to the basement? and railings on one side of the stairs to the bonus?
A:It is possible, sure. You just need to use beams to carry the ceiling and floor loads. The stair width inside is 3’-0” clear.
Date Posted: 01-Aug-13
Thank you for your response. Part of my inquiring is still hanging . . . "I'm trying to figure out how the stairs operate to the basement and up to the bonus area. In other words, are the stairs open with railings and what's the width?"
Can you also let me know if it is possible to modify the garage in order to add a bedroom and bathroom above the parking space.
A:The stairs are enclosed going down to the basement and are partially open(at the first floor) going up.
There is a space about 12x22 over the garage, as is. Would obviously need to increase the garage for a stair width of about 3’-6”.
Date Posted: 01-Aug-13
Q:Hello, Are there any interior photos for this plan? I'm trying to figure out how the stairs operate to the basement and up to the bonus area. In other words, are the stairs open with railings and what's the width? Also, are the walls full or half walls in the bonus area? Thank you!
A:There aren’t any pictures unfortunately. The walls in the Bonus areas typically start at about 5’ high and slope up to the ceiling.
Date Posted: 29-Jul-13
Q:Does the garage have a room over top of it , or is there enough room for one?
A:There is room for a 12’x24’ room with 5’ tall side walls along the 24’ length and sloping up to a full height ceiling at a 12:12 slope. Space for a stair would need to be allocated and the Garage would need to be stretched about 4’ to accommodate this.. Most builders can achieve this simple change in the field.
Date Posted: 20-Apr-12
Q:do you have any pictures of the inside of this house
Date Posted: 21-Dec-11
Q:Do all the rooms on the 1st floor have 12' high ceilings?
A:Yes you can! Please click the "Modifications" tab above to get more information.
Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
A:The national average for a house is running right at $125.00 per SF. You can get more detailed information by clicking the Cost-To-Build tab above. Sorry, but we cannot give cost estimates for garage, multifamily or project plans.
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